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Nubia launches Red Magic Mars gaming smartphone

The Red Magic Mars' new camo finish. (Source: Nubia)
The Red Magic Mars' new camo finish. (Source: Nubia)
Nubia has released the second generation of its Red Magic gaming phone, the 'Mars'. The device is as expected based on several leaks and rumors: it is powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset, runs Android Pie and has a 10GB RAM variant. The Red Magic Mars also follows the RGB trend.

Nubia has unveiled the Red Magic Mars in China today (November 28, 2018). Admittedly, this new gaming smartphone looks rather like its predecessor, as it has the same characteristic single strip of RGB LEDs down the back, while the rest of the rear panel is rather angular. However, the Red Magic Mars steps up to the Snapdragon (SD) 845, whereas the original had the SD 835 despite being released in April 2018. The SD 845 is supported by a dual-pipe cooling system called 'Ice'.

The Red Magic Mars also runs Android Pie (9.0) out of the box, in line with previous rumors. However, it retains the 1080p, 6-inch IPS LCD display seen in the first generation of these devices. Then again, the Mars has a more innovative 'shoulder-button' set-up, in which four touch-sensitive, haptic-enabled areas at four points along the edge of the phone act as additional buttons during smartphone gaming.

The Red Magic Mars does also indeed come with a 10GB variant, which has 256GB of RAM. This variant also has a "camo" rear panel finish option. It, along with the other 8GB/128GB and 6/64GB SKUs also come in black and red color options. 

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-11-28 (Update: 2018-11-28)